Millicent Fawcett founder the National Union of Women’s Suffrage #suffrage #women #ourtimenow

Judith Barrow

MillicentBecause Winifred, the protagonist  in A Hundred Tiny Threads is involved in the Suffragette movement, I researched the life of Millicent Fawcett. This was a woman of great courage. What follows is part of one of the talks I give to various groups:

The move for women to have the vote had really started in 1897 when Millicent Fawcett founded the National Union of Women’s Suffrage.
Millicent Fawcett believed in peaceful protest. She felt that any violence or trouble would persuade men that women could not be trusted to have the right to vote. Her game plan was patience and logical arguments. Fawcett argued that women could hold responsible posts in society such as sitting on school boards yet were not trusted to vote; she argued that if parliament made laws and if women had to obey those laws, then women should be part of the process of making those…

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5 thoughts on “Millicent Fawcett founder the National Union of Women’s Suffrage #suffrage #women #ourtimenow

  1. This is an excellent article from Judith and a highly recommended read. We so easily take for granted the Rights so many others fought for an suffered for and while the world (at least in the West) is better it is far from perfect… If we forget the heroes who changed things for the better we might also not notice when the very rights they fought so hard for are slowly eroded!

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